Sedalia, MO on August 17, 2018

Cattle Photography Available This Year !

For several years there has not been a dairy cattle photographer present due to other show conflicts. This year two fellow Missouri breeders are teaming up to offer their photography services for state fair dairy exhibitors.

Jenna Wilson and Larry Wright have teamed up and will be offering photography for any breed. Photos will be offered after each breed show and exhibitors wanting to have their cattle pictured will need to bring along some help when they come to where they are set-up. Set-up location will be determined the day of the show depending on weather and available locations. Cattle will need to be fitted prior to photo.

Cost will be $75.00 per animal and exhibitor will receive a digital copy. Samples of work are displayed below.

Golden-Oaks Rayna-Red
Junior Champion 2017 Missouri State Fair
Photo featured on St. Jacobs ABC Facebook Page

Valley Gem Atlas Malt-ET, Spring Cal
Hollow View Storm Atlas x Mi-Wil Tiller Malibu EX-94
2nd NW Parish Show 2015
2nd Wisconsin State Show 2015
2nd Missouri State Fair 2015



2018 Missouri Holstein Field Day
Luck-E-Charm Holsteins
Michael & Catherine Leinbach

We had a long line registering for the day! Great to see so many interested dairymen and women.

Extension Specialist, Reagan Bluel
Field day is a time to connect with others in the industry and to learn new practices.
Reagan discusses items with local dairymen.

Guests at Field Day
Ed Smith, aAa analyst; Tim Ewing, Holstein USA Field Rep
and Boyd Schaufelburger, Holstein USA Board President.


The Missouri Holstein Field Day was held Tuesday, July 24 at Luck-E-Charm Holsteins owned and operated by Michael and Catherine Leinbach of Barnett, Missouri. As warm as the weather has been this summer, the humidity broke and the day was a little cooler than it had been. We had some great sponsors that all of our attendees were able to visit with.

Leinbach's had a full day with lots of items to see during the day. Leinbach's recently built a new 100 cow free-stall barn with a double-6 parallel parlor located within the barn. The new facility has temperature controlled ceiling fans that are variable speed depending on heat and humidity. The ventilation curtains on the barn also raise and lower depending on temperature. Participants were able to feel the drastic difference in temperature in the barn and outside of the barn.

A demonstration on aAa mating was presented by Ed Smith, Illinois, for everyone who was interested. Ed took a couple of animals and explained the program and what numerical score he would have assigned each animal and how that process can help dairymen in their breeding programs.

A wonderful meal of chicken and sides prepared by family and friends feed over 300 people. The most popular item was the dessert table with a huge variety of home-made pies and soft-serve ice cream! A favorite with the kids!!

A panel discussion followed lunch discussing milk supply management. Individuals on the panel included: Tom Oelrich, DFA Council member; Alfred Brandt, MO State Milk Board President; Scott Brown, MU Ag Economist; and John Schoen, Prairie Farms Board Member; and moderated by DFA Field Person, Eric Seifert. There were a few questions regarding other programs within Missouri and other countries.

The day ended with some outstanding door prizes from our sponsors and vendors along with a couple candy guessing jars for the kids. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and to encourage a fellow dairymen.

Had a great group of vendors help sponsor the day.

A huge homemade chicken grill made a lot of grilled chicken at one time.

aAa Demonstration
Ed Smith giving a aAa breeding demonstration to a large crowd.

Feeding Alley
The Lynn's and Gier's were checking out the cool temperatures in the barn and TMR mix for the cows.

Catherine explaining features of the parallel barn.

Youth Helpers
Sophia Geppert and Adeline Dickerson, Missouri Holstein Miss both helped out during the day.

Junior Advisor
Junior Advisor, Shannon Kleiboeker also lended a helpful hand with activities of the day.

During lunch we had some of our special guests speak to the group. Holstein Association USA President, Boyd Schaufelburger, took a few minutes to address the crowd about the state of the association and what the association can do to help the dairymen. The association presented the Leinbach's with a small token of our appreciation for hosting field day. A hand painted platter featuring their new freestall facility. Junior Advisor, Shannon Kleiboeker, displayed the Missouri banner displayed at the National Holstein convention created by Colton Kleiboeker.

2018 State Sale Purchase
This is Lot 1 that was purchased in 2018
September '17 Jacoby x TJR Blondin Delaney 2377-ET x
Atwood Desire back to Debutante Rae.

Testing the Ice Cream
It is important to always make sure our equipment works - these youth were helping out waiting to make sure the soft serve ice cream machine works!

A large crowd gathered all day to see the Leinbach's facilities.

The dessert was the most popular item of the day. The long line proves just that!

Lots of pie choices and ice cream to go with it.

Panel Discussion
Tom Oelrich, Alfred Brandt, Scott Brown, John Schoen & Eric Seiffert take the lead.

Guessing Jars
Lots of guesses from our young participants on the candy filled guessing jars.

A big THANK YOU to the
Sponsors for this year's Field Day!

Thank you to our Lunch Sponsors:

Thank you for a wonderful day!

Michael & Catherine Leinbach
7344 Brookside Lane, Barnett, MO

Michael & Catherine Leinbach & Family.


Three Yr Old Missouri Holstein Show
The 2018 3-Year Old Holstein Futurity will be held during the Open Show at the Missouri State Fair, Friday, August 17, Sedalia, MO. KABA Select Sires will sponsor the top three adult
places with directors chairs! And ABS sponsors the first place Jr chair.

Missouri State Fair is the host of this year's futurity. We really appreciate their hospitality and effort they put forth to make everyone feel welcome. Thank you for supporting the Missouri Holstein Association!



There are five district shows. If you are in the area, go and support your local dairy breeders at their district shows. It is a great way to get to know other breeders. Some districts also have meals and other activities planned. If you have any questions just give your district president or me a call. South Central district show date is not yet finalized.


June 1-3 Arkansas Juniors
4-State Dairy Days, Bentonville

July 10 Northeast District Show, Knox County Fair, Edina, MO

July 11 West Central District Show
Held at Cass County Fairgrounds, Pleasant Hill.

July 28 South Central District Show

August 17 ~ 8:00 AM Southwest District Show, MO state Fair.
Held in conjunction with Stat Fair



2 Full Time Milking Positions - We have 2 full time milking positions open at the University of Missouri Foremost Dairy Farm. For position details and compensation contact John Denbigh at denbighj@missouri.edu 573-999-2676.

Interested parties can also log on to https://hrs.missouri.edu Job opening 26324 Title: Dairy worker.

SPRINGER HEIFERS FOR SALE University of Missouri has about 10-20 head of Springer heifers due September / October for sale. Contact John Denbigh for pedigrees and pricing at denbighj@missouri.edu 573-999-2676.

John Denbigh
Herdsman Foremost Dairy
Columbia, MU

Drought Alert - Be Sure to REPORT!

We know it is bad out there and super spotty, so please help in reporting the extent of the drought in your area. The state drought map is updated weekly and many state programs are based on the level, so your help is needed!

Help spread the word about an on-farm survey... only takes 5 mins and helps climatologists know how spotty the rains have been: Click here for survey

Please let me know if you have questions or need additional information.

Thanks all,
Reagan Bluel
University of Missouri - Dairy Specialist
417-847-3161 (office)

Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission aids agriculture community facing drought

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JULY 30, 2018 - The Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission has approved the following five actions in response to Governor Parson’s Executive Order 18-05 Drought Alert:

1. Require soil and water conservation districts to move landowners completing the drought practices listed below to the top of waiting lists.

2. Defer the Grazing School Requirement for 12 months after contract approval for water development and water distribution grazing system practices. The water development contracts will consist only of pipeline from the water source and one watering tank. The rest of the system can be designed and installed after the landowner has completed an approved grazing school. It is important that producers understand managed grazing prior to designing their systems.

3. Implement a pond cleanout program. The sediment in the pond must be completely removed. A flat rate of $1,000 per half acre (up to 2 acres) will be paid. The maximum cost-share provided will be $4,000 regardless of the size of the pond. A 10-year maintenance commitment for the pond will be reinstated from the date of payment. This cleanout program is available only for state cost-share ponds currently under maintenance and those out of maintenance.

4. A variance will be provided to raise the cover crop practice maximum to $30,000 from the current $20,000 lifetime limit and to allow cover crops to be hayed at termination to provide additional forage. Landowners over the $20,000 maximum will receive $30 per acre for any additional acres enrolled. The seeding rates and mixtures the Natural Resources Conservation Service developed for its drought program must be used. Other requirements in the policy still apply.

5. The cover crop practice only applies to cropland. Landowners that have not reached their $20,000 maximum will continue to follow current policy, which allows a $30 per acre payment for a one to two species cover crop mix and a $40 per acre payment for mixes with three or more cover crop species. Grazing is allowed under current policy. Cover crop soil health tests prior to planting are still required.

To learn more, contact your local soil and water conservation district at https://mosoilandwater.land/. For a list of counties facing severe, extreme and exceptional drought, see the U.S. Drought Monitor map at https://dnr.mo.gov/drought.htm.

Soil and water conservation practices are funded by the Parks and Soils Sales Tax. Since voters approved the tax more than 30 years ago, Missouri has prevented more than 185 million tons of soil from eroding, thus improving the state’s water quality and keeping farmland productive.

Women In Dairy


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Holstein America Returns Aug. 9 on RFD-TV


BRATTLEBORO, Vt., July 24, 2018 — Nothing says summer quite like ice cream. A double-scoop of vanilla, chocolate or strawberry, the options for this favorite treat are endless. And it’s all made possible thanks to the nation’s dairy farmers and the Registered Holstein® cow.

This summer, Holstein Association USA celebrates farm families from coast to coast during the second episode of Holstein America, 9 p.m. CDT, Thursday, Aug. 9 on RFD-TV. Mark the calendar or set the DVR to record this anticipated television broadcast.

“The nation’s dairy farmers produced milk to supply more than 1 billion gallons of ice cream in 2017, and that’s the result of countless hours spent caring for their cows,” says John Meyer, CEO of Holstein Association USA. “We’re honored to introduce these individuals and families in the Holstein America series.”

The hour-long program, sponsored by Merck Animal Health, pays tribute to the iconic, black-and-white cow. Shining a light on some of the people behind the Holstein cow, the show introduces hardworking men and women who have devoted their lives to U.S. Registered Holsteins; each cow an improvement on the past.

The Holstein cow provides the world’s perfect food: high-quality, nutritious dairy products that are the cornerstone of most modern diets. Today, the breed accounts for more than 90 percent of U.S. milk production. Levels made possible thanks to continuous improvements in efficiency and productivity.

In Holstein America, learn about modern-day dairy production and hear from those with a passion for Registered Holsteins. From California's lush central valley to cornfields in Iowa to the banks of the Hudson River in New York, each family shares their unique story of the Holstein cow.

Holstein America premiered in February 2018 on RFD-TV. Join us for the second episode at 9 p.m. CDT, Thursday, Aug. 9.

RFD-TV is a leading independent cable channel available on DISH Network, DIRECTV®, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Spectrum, Cox, Comcast, Mediacom, Suddenlink and many other rural cable systems. Reference your local listings for more information.

After the show, visit www.holsteinusa.com to find a complete collection of the videos online.

PULSATOR - June 2018

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September 1 Deadline

Advertise your Cattle for Sale or place a Farm Ad

Missouri Holstein is excited to announce we will provide advertising in the Pulsator Newsletter. The next issue will be coming out in September. Both full color and Black and White ad options are available and very affordable. Circulation is across the entire state of Missouri consisting of over 200 dairy farmers.

Do you have seed or hay to sell? Cattle that you would like to move? Bulls to sell or are you needing some springers? This is the place for you. We would love to help you with your advertising needs. We can take your ideas and design your ad.

Full Page (8.5" x 11") - $100
Half Page - $50
Quarter Page - $30

Full Page (8.5" x 11") - $80
Half Page - $40
Quarter Page - $20

Click Here for Ad details and reservation form

Contact Secretary, Jodi Wright ASAP to place your ad. 417-743-2921-2679 or jwright@missouriholstein.com


LATE FEE of $10/Membership
AFTER APRIL 14, 2018
Memberships received after June 1
do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards

You can pay dues ONLINE or MAIL!
before June 1 to qualify for association awards.

PAY ONLINE (click here)

PAY VIA MAIL (click here)


Adult membership dues are a flat fee of $50.00 per herd prefix.
For each additional individual member per prefix, an additional $25.00 per person.
Those adult members who do not own cattle pay $25.00 per membership.
Junior members pay $5.00 per membership.
Removed from Holstein USA Membership March 15.
Late Fee of $10.00 per adult membership April 15 or later.

A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email  jwright@missouriholstein.com



If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2018 Missouri Membership List - By District

2018 Missouri Membership List - By Last Name


Read details of Mandated Sequester below

Historical MPP margins are listed below.

Click here for historical MPP margins, will be updated monthly.

For those enrolled in the 2018 USDA Margin Protection Program,
January $8.117, February $6.88, March $6.768, April $6.616, May $6.78, June $7.365

Historical MPP margins are listed below.

Click here for historical MPP margins, will be updated monthly.

Standard MPP Sequester explanation.

Click here for information on MPP sequester deduction.



August 15-19 Missouri State Fair
August 17 2018 MO Holstein Futurity
Missouri State Fair

Aug. 31 World Dairy Expo Entries Due

September 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

October 2 - 6 World Dairy Expo

November 1 Missouri Dairy Hall Nominations Due.
December 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi


January 17 - 19 State Convention / Heart of America Dairy Expo

National Holstein Convention 2012 http://www.holsteinconvention2012.com

Scholarship Listings http://www.hoards.com/youth/collegescholarships

Dairy Shrine Scholarships http://www.dairyshrine.org

FFA Scholarships http://www.ffa.org

Robthom Farm, Springfield, MO: http://www.robthom.com/

Groves-View Dairy http://www.grovesviewdairy.com

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors: http://www.modairyhallofhonors.com/

Missouri Dairy Business Update: http://agebb.missouri.edu/modbu/index.htm

Missouri Dairymen’s Resource Guide: http://www.agebb.missouri.edu/dairy/

Genex Custom Collection Services: http://genex.crinet.com/page189/GenexCustomCollection

Missouri Dairy Association: http://www.missouridairy.org

Dairy Agenda Today: http://www.dairyagendatoday.com

Farms.com Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment http://www.farms.com/classifieds

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Brad Groves
Phone: 417-880-7012

Vice President
Tommy Scrivner

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Nelson Hostetler


Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
5803 Redwing Dr.
Columbia, MO 65202

National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.  jwright@missouriholstein.com


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